Fat Quarterly

I’ve been a fan of the folks over at Fat Quarterly for quite some time.  So when Lynne (Lily’s Quilts) asked if I’d like to play with Jessica Hogarth’s Velocity line, I jumped at the chance.

I’ve had plus quilts on the brain and I remembered seeing an image of a garden wall with plus shaped cut-outs.  I love the idea of the background fabric being the wall and the focus fabrics being the images you can “see” through the cut-outs in the wall.

Did you notice the places where it looks like I skipped the plus?  I didn’t – the fabric just blends so well with the background it doesn’t show up in the photo.  I briefly considered leaving that print out of the quilt, but I love the bit of randomness it adds to an otherwise predictable layout.

Velocity is about urban transportation and features lots of prints of buildings, bicycles, birds and a fun chevron and a “rice” blender print.  I’m always drawn to building prints and this one, with its sketchy style design is wonderful.  I love it in multi color, but it also comes in grey on grey and blue on blue so you know I’m crazy about those too.

I called this quilt Urban Oasis and it is included in Fat Quarterly issue #13.  This issue focuses on “modern traditional” projects and there are lots of fun interpretations included.  Have you made a plus quilt yet?

  • jeifner
    Posted at 07:24h, 24 June Reply

    Love Velocity, those building prints are some of my all time favorites.

  • Hitch & Thread
    Posted at 03:03h, 08 May Reply

    I love your plus quilt, especially those ones that disappear. I've been fighting the urge but I might have to make one after all!

  • Leanne
    Posted at 01:53h, 01 May Reply

    It is lovely and I saw it in the Fat Quarterly already. How nice that you have a quilt in it. I hope to make a plus quilt soon but have not made one yet.

  • Kris
    Posted at 01:52h, 01 May Reply

    I love how this quilt came out. The hidden pluses are such a fun detail! Congrats!

  • Patchwork and Play
    Posted at 20:21h, 30 April Reply

    That fabric is perfect for the + pattern! The quilt is great!

  • Dorie
    Posted at 18:39h, 30 April Reply

    I love your plus quilt! I did an x and plus, but to just plus yet…

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